About

Who we are

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS, est. 1887, Lillehammer, Norway, is an award-winning and innovative textile manufacturer that specializes in wool. With the entire production process under one roof, from raw material to finished product, we can guarantee flexibility and superior quality.

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik AS is currently one of Europe's leading suppliers of furniture fabric. Design is our passion, the very core of our business, and by cooperating with a dynamic network of global designers in different areas, we remain constantly innovative.

As the only vertically integrated manufacturer of design fabrics in Scandinavia, we have the entire production process under one roof. This means that we are flexible with our technical abilities, in addition to working with an unlimited colour palette.

The best textile manufacturer in the world is from Lillehammer, Norway.

Key figures

Norway
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Norway

Every second bunad in Norway has fabrics from GU.

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Production
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Production

GU produces 600,000 meters of fabric annually.

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Design
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Design

GU has received the Award for Design Excellence 20 times for 23 products.

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Certification

Environmental management

ISO 14001: 2015

This describes our environmental management system, which is part of our management system. The goal is to continuously improve ourselves in relation to external influences of the environment, in terms of pollution of air, water or land.

Quality management

ISO 9001: 2015

This describes our quality assurance system, which is part of our management system. It consists of routines that are necessary to control our work quality, to ensure product quality and to ensure continuous improvement. This includes quality management, product design, customer management, document control, internal training, internal audits and management evaluation.

More news

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet
06.12.2022 15:22

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet

The Norwegian Opera wanted to offer its guests more seating in the bar areas and at the hall entrances on the balconies. Snøhetta, was responsible for designing the entire interior of the Opera, which inluded designing a series of sofas, pouffes and tables.

For Snøhetta, it was important that the new series had a clear connection to the rest of the interior and a modular sofa with two mirror-inverted pouffes was the answer. The seating furniture can be put together in different constellations that can be adapted to the needs of different events. Snøhetta wanted a Norwegian manufacturer and Hjelle was given the task of producing and delivering the seating furniture.

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Lively colors and natural melanges
04.06.2021 15:47

Lively colors and natural melanges

The seasons in Gudbrandsdalen are very clear. It is something special to follow the changes of colors nature offers when the seasons change. Layers upon layers of colors emerge, and this is what has been the inspiration behind the unique color palette for the furniture fabric Redal. Here, vibrant colors meet natural melange, and you can draw the feeling of nature into the home or into the office.

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Beautiful, classic and exclusive upholstery fabrics
24.03.2021 12:30

Beautiful, classic and exclusive upholstery fabrics

At a time when things are moving faster and faster, the calm and harmonious moments are extra important. Being able to spend time observing has become a new everyday luxury. Herringdal and Morgedal were designed by Kari Skogstad in the mid 80's. These two classic upholstery fabrics have been put together in a family and given new, muted colors that create a warm atmosphere and a feeling of quality and well-being.

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